Welcome to the Canon FD documentation project, the most complete digital web archive for the Canon FD line.

A bit of history... What had started as a simple attempt to create a personal website in December 1998, has now become, after hundreds of hours of work, an ambitious documentation project about the Canon Fd series and probably the largest site on the web dedicated to this subject. The site has more than 400 visitors per day and is still growing. The site is now in its seventh year and still receives regular contributions from all over the world !

This is a private, non-commercial site. Its first goal is to create a digital archive which tries to help FD users, collectors and lovers by providing clear and precise information. I firmly believe that the initial purpose of the Internet was to make all kind of information available in a democratic and free way. This site was built with this idea in mind: it is free and it will stay free. I do not appreciate people who download the whole site to sell it on a CD. Please be considerate and respect my work. I am in no way affiliated with the Canon company.

For more than six years, I've been trying hard to collect as much material as possible and I am very thankful for all the scans and CDs many people have sent me. In order to keep this site growing and interesting for all users, I am thankful for every new document. Some of the documents are available in as pdf documents or as zipped gif or jpg files. The rest of the manuals is available as gifs or jpgs in the catalogue.
These pages are hosted by Kjsl in California. I'd like to thank Javier Henderson for helping me with the setup and the maintenance of the pages. Without his assistance, this project would never have grown.

About me. I am from Luxembourg where I work as a spanish and french teacher at the Lycée Aline Mayrisch.
I started as an amateur photographer in 1997 with a Canon Eos 500N. At that time, I was living and studying in Barcelona, Spain. After I had made my first steps with the EOS 500N, I (re)discovered the FD system through a good old FTb. I now own, besides this body, an EF, an AE-1 Program, a T90, a New F-1, a Rolleicord V and a Nikon Coolpix 950. I have sold all my plastic Eos stuff (Eos 50e and 500n). I mainly shoot in black and white. As a spanish teacher I travel to Spain regularly and I have visited many parts of this extraordinary country: Andalucía, Cataluña and Barcelona, Valencia, Murcia, Madrid, Mallorca, Tenerife, La Gomera, Galicia and the north of Portugal. You can find some of my pictures in the gallery section.

Thanks again to all the Canon lovers who have made this site possible by scanning and sending me their impressive contributions. Many thanks to all the people who wrote mails from all over the world, sent me scans, manuals or negatives and signed the guestbook, helping to keep this site up to date and free from those little hard-to-find bugs. Thanks, Merci, Danke, Bedankt, Grazie, Obrigado, Gracias... Enjoy !

Last update: 19 February, 2006